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Gamers and Developers Get New VIP Server Features

By popular demand, we launched VIP Servers in late 2014 to give you an easy way to play games privately with your friends. Since then, we’ve been listening to your feedback and making updates to improve the VIP Server experience. These incremental changes include the ability to invite all your friends with one click, quickly set up competitive (and presumably epic) clan-versus-clan battles, and automatically renew your VIP Server, as well as revenue sharing for developers who enable the feature. Let’s dig into the updates.

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ROBLOX Heads to Seattle for Power Up! Gaming Days

If you’re in the Seattle area, and are looking for something to do during spring break, why not hang out with ROBLOX and Nintendo? The Power Up! Gaming Days event brings family friendly gaming and education to one of the coolest cities around, and we’re super excited to be a part of it!

  • What: Three days of awesome video games and activities where you can learn how to get started making games
  • When: April 13th through 15th, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific
  • Where: EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington (near the Space Needle!)

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Meet the Creator of Deathrun 2, and Learn About Deathrun 3

Those of you who watch our Twitch channel regularly may have seen us testing out a new show, where we interview people who are creating cool stuff on and for ROBLOX. We’re happy to announce we’ve officially launched the show as a permanent addition to our Twitch lineup! The Creator Show is a bi-weekly (that’s every other week) behind-the-scenes look at the talented individuals that make ROBLOX awesome. Developers, artists, builders, video makers; we’re celebrating ROBLOX talent in all fields.

For the first official episode under its new official name, The Creator Show, we invited Wsly, developer behind the hugely popular Deathrun 2. You can watch the video below. We chat about how Deathrun 2 was made, delicious Dutch food, Wsly’s new game, Crystal Cave Sledding, and his plans for the upcoming and highly anticipated Deathrun 3.

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ROBLOX and Maker Faire Team Up for 2015 Events

Last year we tried something new: we had ROBLOXians like you host events all over the world. As part of Maker Faires, players and developers from the community got to show off their skills and tell the world about ROBLOX while helping run our booth. Even better, it allowed us to host in-person events multiple times a year and in multiple countries, and lots of ROBLOX fans to participate. It was a huge success, and we’re gearing up to do the same this year!

We’re thrilled to announce that ROBLOX will have a booth at a dozen Maker Faires in 2015, in three different countries, starting this month. If you’re interested in attending any of these Maker Faire events, you can fill out this form on our Events page. You’ll get alerts for the Maker Faire you pick, with news on whether we need participants, who will be attending, and any updates that might pop up.

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How to Stream ROBLOX on Twitch (2015 Edition)

Streaming to Twitch is a great way for you to participate in and contribute to the ROBLOX community. You can broadcast the creation of a game so others can see how you do what you do, build a channel and audience of your own, and help spread the word about ROBLOX. We’re really happy to have seen thousands of ROBLOX gamers and developers get started on Twitch in the last year, and, now that one of the top streaming applications is available for Mac, we hope this guide will help even more of you start your own channels.

Ready? Here’s a weekend project.

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Merely Explains How to Prepare for a Silicon Valley Internship

We’re often asked by our smart and passionate community of creators how one lands a summer internship at ROBLOX. While there’s no formal application process, there are things you can do to get a leg up on the competition — whether you’re trying to get your foot in the engineering door at ROBLOX or any other tech innovator. Nathan Dean, known around here as Merely, has done two summer internships with us and he’s coming back in 2015. In this article, he shares how he got an internship offer from ROBLOX, as well as tips for up-and-coming tech professionals who want to land a great gig.

Hi, this is Nathan Dean, known as Merely on the ROBLOX website. This is a three-part blog post I have written to give you a glimpse into what it’s like to work at ROBLOX. I have worked as an intern at ROBLOX in the summers of 2013 and 2014, and am returning in 2015.

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